Overall this semester has been pretty great. There have been ups and downs, smiles and lots of tears, but now that this first semester is almost done I know that even though I struggled a bit, I am stronger for it. I have better study habits. I make sure to put school work first, but to give time for fun with friends. My professors this semester taught me so much and I actually enjoyed going to my classes for the most part. I have learned so much this semester, but I am definitely ready to have a month to relax a little.

On the social side of my life, I definitely feel like I am finally starting to come out of my shell. I interact with so many amazing people throughout week; from the GEF lunch bunch to studying in the Lead and Volunteer office, my friends inspire me to be the best I can be. I cannot wait to see what next semester will bring. I hope to find a better balance between school and friends; I feel like I spent most of my time in my room or the library studying, which is great, but I also missed out on so many opportunities to try new things and get to know people on another level. At the end of my four years, I do not want my diploma to be the main indication of my time at OU. I want to make memories that I can look back on with people that will hopefully stay in my life for many years to come.